PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  June 26,  2002


Members Present:         Commissioners: Glen Allen, John Zaborsky, Richard Gawinski, Roy Kuehn, Herb Horn, and Commissioner Judy Holtz


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, and Commissioners Theresa Bolwerk and

Clarence Peterson


Also Present:                Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation and Ronald Pavlak, Assistant Park Foreman, and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper




*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  The meeting was held at the Community Center and was called to order by Richard Gawinski, President, at 7:00 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call taken.


MOTION: Commissioner Holtz, seconded  Commissioner Kuehn  to approve the minutes of June 12,  2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $8,75812.  MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded Commissioner Allen to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.





Director Krueger handed a copy of Recreation Supervisor Thone report.  This report included details on the summer registrations, recreation programs, music in the parks and community center usage. 


Director Krueger discussed the requests of the different sports organizations.  The solution of having an annual letter addressing specific tournament dates and use dates of the parks was discussed.  A sample letter specifying these details was reviewed.


The Park Commission agreed that this annual letter would assist the Park Department with securing use of the parks for both the sports organizations and the staff.



The area of Glenview Park was discussed and points for improvements and equipment needed.  Park Foreman Pavlak stated that there will be tables and playground equipment soon.  Foreman Pavlak discussed the future needs of a sign for this new park.


Director Krueger stated that a future meeting with Native Solutions is scheduled for July 2 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the needs of the nature park.  Commissioner’s Zaborsky and Horn were interested in attending this meeting.


Park Foreman Ron Pavlak discussed the project of installing a new sidewalk at Fritsch Park.  The improvements included shooting the grades to raise the sidewalk from the parking lot.  This way the flow of water from the parking lot will not enter this walkway.  A ramp to the sidewalk is planned in the near future.


Director Krueger stated that he will be ordering lettering for the side of the building at the Community Center.  They will be supplied from Appleton Sign who installed the front signage at the Community Center. 


Bookkeeper Heiting reviewed the request for two(2) tents being erected at O’Hauser Park in August.  The customer requested two tents for August 17.  It was reviewed that the customer needs to contact Park Foreman Pavlak to obtain information on the placement. 


Motion Commissioner Horn, seconded by Commissioner Holtz to approve the request to have two tents erected at O’Hauser on August 17. 


It was reviewed that the Park Commission received an invitation to the 50th anniversary of the Neumanns.  Shirley Neuman was the Park Commission secretary previously.


A review of the park assignments were appointed by President Richard Gawinski.  After Park Commission review, the assignments were accepted. 



A.     Valley Road Utility Property

The Commissioners reviewed the proposed park area.  Commissioner Holtz gave a detailed description of what she observed in this area.    Much discussion ensued.


MOTION:  Commissioner Zaborsky, seconded Commissioner Kuehn that the Park Commission does not feel that the Valley Road utility property is suitable for a park because of the proximity of the (2) high tension power transmission towers and (2) power poles along with the safety considerations involving the high volume of traffic in this area.  Motion carried unanimously.


B.     Dog Exercise Area

The Park Commission discussed having a dog exercise park in the Town of Menasha.  Much discussion ensued.


MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded by Commissioner Holtz to disapprove any dog exercise park in the Town of Menasha.  A roll call vote was taken.  Commissioners, Kuehn, Zaborsky, Holtz and President Gawinski Yes, and Commissioner Allen No.  Motion carried to disapprove any dog exercise park in the Town of Menasha as 4-1.  Commissioner Horn and Peterson were excused.



The Park Commission discussed trying to reach Mr. Moseng regarding his property along O’Hauser park.  






MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded by Commissioner Holtz to enter into executive session at 8:25 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.


MOTION: Commissioner Holtz, seconded by Commissioner Allen to adjourn from executive session at 8:53 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.


MOTION: Commissioner Holtz, seconded by Commissioner Allen to convene the regular session of the June 26 Park Commission meeting at 8:55 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.



Motion Commissioner Holtz, seconded Commissioner Kuehn to adjourn the June 26, 2002 meeting at 8:55 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.




John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission